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The Tomten and the Fox: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

A tomte is just another word for a gnome. Tomtes know many things. They know what the weather will be by how quickly the squirrels are gathering nuts. They know how to find the tastiest mushrooms but most importantly, they know how to talk to animals, especially foxes. The Tomten and the Fox is a story… Read More The Tomten and the Fox: A sweet kidlit review to get you in the Holiday Spirit

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A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back Review and a look at Swedish Folklore

I have this collection of beautiful red dala horses from Dalarna Sweden. I’ve always wondered why they originated and if there is a folkloric story behind them. The wait is over! Ursula Le Guin, my college English professor, has crafted a brilliant tale about a little girl who goes searching for her brother who has… Read More A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back Review and a look at Swedish Folklore